As gusts of almost 100mph and heavy rain lash parts of the UK, residents are being urged to take extra care.
The Met office reported peak winds of 97mph on Islay in the Hebrides this morning, and gales of 93mph were reported in the north of Wales.
Sever weather warnings have been put in place for most of southern and western England, West Wales, Northern Ireland and a more sever warning has been given to most of Scotland.
Drivers are being warned to check their route before leaving home as there have been some disruptions to transport. The Dartlford crossing between Kent and Essex is experiencing delays, while trains have been replaced for buses in some northern areas and some ferries routs in Scotland have been disrupted or canceled.
“Strong winds are sweeping across the UK closing many bridges and roads. Check your route before you leave home & be extra vigilant” AXA Insurance warned on twitter today.
Most of the rain is expected to clear as the day goes on, but the Met Office has issued separate weather warnings for parts of west Britain and Northern Ireland for Wednesday.